Aphid parasitoids that occur on wheat crops of Northeast of the Parana State with recovery of Aphidius rhopalosiphi in Brazil


  • Orcial Ceolin Bortolotto Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Ayres de Oliveira Menezes Júnior Universidade Estadual de Londrina
  • Marcus Vinícius Sampaio Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Adriano Thibes Hoshino Universidade Estadual de Londrina




Aphids, Natural parasitism, Aphidiinae, Biological control agents.


Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) are the main pest of wheat (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in several countries. In Brazil, the Biological Control of Wheat Aphids released millions of aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae and Aphelinidae) on wheat fields and in the present moment the chemical control is rarely necessary. However, since the 80’s few studies was carried out to evaluate the species established in Brazil. For this reason, the aim of this study was to record the species of aphid parasitoids that occur in wheat in the northern region of Parana state, Brazil. Four commercial wheat fields were investigated in the agricultural years of 2008 and 2009. The aphid parasitoids were captured with traps (Moericke and Malaise) and aphid mummified were collected. In total, six species of parasitoids were found, Aphidius colemani, A. uzbekistanicus, A. ervi, Aphidius rhopalosiphi, Diaeretiella rapae e Lysiphlebus testaceipes. These results contribute with the register of three exotic species in Parana, and confirm the establishment of A. rhopalosiphi in the country. We emphasize the need for further studies in other regions of the country, as other species introduced also need to have their establishment confirmed.


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Biografia do Autor

Orcial Ceolin Bortolotto, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Discente de Doutorado da Universidade Estadual de Londrina., UEL, Londrina, PR.

Ayres de Oliveira Menezes Júnior, Universidade Estadual de Londrina

Prof. Dr. do Deptº de Agronomia, UEL, Londrina, PR.

Marcus Vinícius Sampaio, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Prof. da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, UFU, Uberlândia, MG.

Adriano Thibes Hoshino, Universidade Estadual de Londrina

Discente de Mestrado, UEL, Londrina, PR.




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Bortolotto, O. C., Menezes Júnior, A. de O., Sampaio, M. V., & Hoshino, A. T. (2013). Aphid parasitoids that occur on wheat crops of Northeast of the Parana State with recovery of Aphidius rhopalosiphi in Brazil. Semina: Ciências Agrárias, 33(6Supl2), 3075–3080. https://doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2012v33n6Supl2p3075




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